When Do I need to see a psychiatrist?
Many will ask themselves the question of when do I need to see a psychiatrist? Life is full of challenges, trials and tribulations. This is to be expected and often, good counsel and therapy is always a good idea when we are struggling with major challenges. When we notice that certain symptoms of depression, anxiety, and mood changes are not remitting with situations in our lives, or counselling, this might be a good time to see out a psychiatric evaluation. A thorough psychiatric evaluation will assist in determining the primary causes of the emotional and psychiatric issues in your life. Sometimes depression, mood changes, and anxiety can be caused by bodily issues such as diabetes or a thyroid condition, other times the causes are psychological. In any event I have a very qualified group of professionals that I work with to ensure that my patients are receiving the right treatment or therapy which will best treat their issues. Sometimes the mere posing of the question: When do I need to see a psychiatrist, is the best indicator that a psychiatric evaluation is necessary. Nobody knows ourselves better than ourselves, and we intuitively know when something is not going away changing circumstances, exercise.
I use a comprehensive approach to treating psychiatric illnesses in patients, in that, I work by the model of bio-psycho-social treatment. I look at the possibility of a medical illness contributing to or causing these illnesses. I examine the psychological upbringing and the social structure one has as supports. Along with this, I work closely with other specialists including Gynecologists, Neurologists, Dermatologists and other professionals such as Social Workers, Psychologists, Clergy, Primary Care Physicians, Acupuncture Specialists, and Nutritionists and various support groups to optimally treat each patient depending on the patients needs. Sometimes I will augment medication management or replace it with a newer form of treatment such as vagal nerve stimulation as well as cognitive behavioral therapy and of course psychotherapy, I have specialists for the aforesaid mentioned therapies including marriage counseling, men with intimacy issues, brain spotting… Are you looking for a Scottsdale psychiatrist? Please call my office to set an appointment.